Monday, August 18, 2008

HiTechnic released new block to control PF motors

HiTechnic have released a new extended NXT MINDSTORMS programming block for their 'NXT IRLink Sensor', targeted for Power Functions control trough the LEGO IR Receiver.

The new 'Power Functions Extended IRLink Sensor Block for MINDSTORMS NXT Software' allows full speed and direction control for Power Functions motors with the IRLink.
This block provides features enabling the NXT program to control PF motor speed, direction and brake or coast mode.

Download the new block from HiTechnic downloads page.

1 comment:

Alex Campos said...

With the public release of the Power Functions protocol specifications, it would be just a matter of time before HiTechnic (and perhaps MindSensors too) would update its IR interface to use the more advanced functions...

Now, IMO the only thing left to do is extended communication with the RCX, like the stuff that can be done from BricxCC. Or at least sending/receiving RCX messages, to distribute some computational power with the RCX, instead of using it only as an NXT motor/sensor hub.

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